The Press: Block Purchase

In Los Angeles last week cropped a rumor that William Randolph Hearst had bought the Evening Express, oldest daily in the city. Next day was confirmed the report of the sale—not to Hearst but to his loyal friend and admirer, Publisher Paul Block, for a reputed price of $2,800,000. Publisher Block thereby made nationwide, and ten in number, his fast-growing chain of dailies. In Los Angeles last week he proudly took possession from Publisher Guy Chaffee Earl Jr. (principal owner) and Editor Edward Augustus Dickson.


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